Sunday, September 22, 2013

Kwasniewski Dazed But Okay

At the age of 4 1/2 Dylan Kwasniewski jumped into the seat of his first kart in Norwalk, Connecticut. Capturing his first win shortly after turning 5, he was hooked on racing.  However, the life of a NASCAR Race Mom is not a bed of roses!

Dylan’s Mom posted on facebook:

Not the finish we hoped for in New Hampshire and a look at the scary side of what he does for a living. Just happy he's not hurt. On to Dover next week . . .

After this weekend’s race, a dazed Kwasniewski wasn't entirely sure what had happened as the field came through the first two corners on an early-race restart.

“I really don't know what happened. I haven't seen a replay,” Kwasniewski said. “I just went to the inside of (Custer), and he got loose up the track and then started coming down. I think I just tried to avoid him from coming down, because I thought he was going to come across me. I spun myself out, maybe.

“We were good until we got hit down the straightway, but there's nothing you can do about it.”

Kwasniewski came to New Hampshire armed with a 40-point lead; he left just 23 points ahead with two races remaining. Moffitt, a previous winner at NHMS, finished seventh.

“It's disappointing, but going into these next few races we have to make sure we stay ahead of (Moffitt). That's all we've got to do,” Kwasniewski said, noting that he believes the team does now need to alter its approach to the final two events.

“It was pretty rough. I wasn't expecting it to happen. I spun out and came to a stop on the back straightaway. I thought we were going to be able to get it running again, and then all of a sudden we got T-boned in the side. It just sucks. It's hard for those guys to see what's going on.”

Kwasniewski is 18 years, 3 months, and 21 days old and with five wins this season, he is a NASCAR Next 9 Driver to watch.

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